Groundlab

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PROJECT: Beijing Gardens, Beijing China

TYPE: Landscape  commission.

CLIENT: Beijing, China

DATE: 2012

CREDITS: Eva Castro, José Alfredo Ramírez, Zhuo Li, Marta Postigo, Aleksandra Cicha with Eduardo Rico

Beijing gardens aims at fabricating a public space inserted in the middle of a frantic Beijing frabric- main roads, elevated highways, etc.- a small, intimate and intense environment that allows the pedestrians a space to stop, contemplate and relax. The result is a combination of sharply/intense distortions of the ground becoming giant pots/enclosed garden areas which frame pedestrain paths and circulation alongside a concrete, steel and vegetation enviroment. The project explore the idea of thickened ground and landscapes pockets for reflection, relaxation and ultimate playfulness.